Being in Putrajaya, take your chance to visit interesting places there. Filled with the jungle of buildings and architecture, do take your chance to go around the man-made town.
Putrajaya is a planned city, 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur area. And now, Putrajaya brings us with an eye-opening moments on the beautiful city itself.
The bus tour takes around 2 and a half hour where it takes me to see the beautiful view of the man-made wonderful landscape roads, parks, man-made lakes, architectural style buildings and flowers bloom in any corner of the city.
The tour guide will explains the History of Putrajaya and bringing you some of nice places in Putrajaya. Our first place will be the Putra Mosque, is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia.
1ST STOP : PUTRAJAYA MOSQUE
Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office and man-made Putrajaya Lake. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states’ flags. The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time.
Aside, the mosque comes with pretty impressive where it is well landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provides a huge yet welcoming and beautiful prayer space.
2ND STOP: PERDANA PUTRA
Next to the Putrajaya Mosque will be the Perdana Putra. The Putra Perdana is the Prime Minister’s Department Complex
It is located on the main hill in Putrajaya, and was built in 1997. The buildings in the complex are incluenced by Malay, Islamic and European architecture, hence its unique look. This building has also become the icon for Putrajaya, with its distinctive green dome and clay like coloured buildings.nBesides the government complexes, are also the Putra Mosque, the Dataran Putra, and Perdana Walk.
3RD STOP : PUTRA SQUARE
The Putra Square (Malay: Dataran Putra) is a city square located opposite the Prime Minister’s office complex, Perdana Putra, in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The square has been used for festivals such as the Malaysian Independence Day parade. The 300 meter circular Putra Square is bounded by Perdana Putra, Putra Mosque, Putra Bridge and the Promenade Shopping Mall. (from Wikipedia). With the long polls of flags, Putra Square is indeed a place not to be missed to visit when you are in Putrajaya.
4TH STOP: PALACE OF JUSTICE
Next will be the Palace of Justice (Istana Kehakiman) is a majestic looking building, and houses the judicial department and courts. The Palace of Justice’s design incorporates influences of Classical Islamic culture like Taj Mahal in India, Moorish culture, like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur and Western Classical influence, like Palladian. The classical design gives depths to the building skin and creates interesting articulated facade.
The complex comprises five- storey building for the judiciary and a two-storey building to house the courts and offices. Since the area has a large courtyard, it is often used as a venue for national level events such as Colours of Malaysia fest, and many more.
5TH STOP: PERBADANAN PUTRAJAYA COMPLEX
Right across the Palace of Justice, you can see the Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex is one of the landmark buildings along the Persiaran Perdana. To the west will be the Grand Mosque and to the east across the Persiaran Perdana, the Palace of Justice.
Designed as a complex of interconnected spaces that will reflect a distinct presence in Presint 3, the building is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Islamic architecture. The main feature is the Gateway or Gerbang with a public viewing deck on the top most level that allows for a breathtaking view of the city skyline that includes the Palace of Justice and the Grand Mosque. The gateway will also provide a vantage point during parades.
The main building comprises four simple volumes integrated within courtyards while along the Persiaran Perdana, the arcade will open up to incorporate a landscaped Qiblat Walk. In the Gallery flanking the Qiblat Walk, meeting rooms are suspended to give an impressive façade. A continuous suspended garden will crown the top of the gallery to provide natural views from the Dataran through to the waterfront to the west of the building.
The conference facilities and Auditorium are designed as a complex of low-rise medium sized buildings connected by pedestrian links with boutique retail spaces on the ground floor of each component. The façade on the Persiaran Perdana is a network of arcades with elegant intricate mesh screens of geometrical patterns providing protection from the sun.
6TH STOP: PICC
Last but not least, we also went to the Putrajaya International Convential Centre which brings you a different fascinating view of Putajaya from afar. The lovely review from above is indeed so beautiful to catch the glimpse of the man-made city.
Aside from the buildings, some stop by will be the bridges which is worthwhile for sight seeing. It is priced at RM15 per adult, RM7 per child and the trip is around 2-3 hours
The Putrajaya Tour Service is brought to you together with Everly Hotel where they also cater the service to their customers. Why not catch a day in Putrajaya for the lovely sightseeing. For those who would love to know where to go for their wedding pictures, Putrajaya is also another place that capture scenic view for lovebirds.